Puppy Mills 2017
Lora Dunn, Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Criminal Justice Program, teaches participants how to navigate the legal landscape of animal cruelty prosecutions, from crime scene to courtroom. This webinar will focus on large-scale cases, such as hoarding and puppy mills, in discussing some of the common challenges prosecutors and law enforcement face when working to achieve justice for animal victims. Alternatives to prosecution, such as civil nuisance abatement laws, will also be discussed.
This webinar has already taken place. You can watch a recording of the session here.
Today the House of Representatives voted 272 to 114 to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the bill prohibits the private ownership of big cats and makes it illegal for exhibitors to allow direct contact with cubs.December 3, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.November 23, 2020 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release